Thursday, September 11, 2008

How you can help (Updated)

In Canada, the Dubois Foundation, which regularly sends aid to Cuba, is preparing a special shipment:


The Dubois Charitable Foundation
686681 Hwy #2
RR#1
Princeton,
Ontario N0J 1V0

admin@duboischaritablefoundation.com

We will be loading a 40 ft container of Hurricaine relief supplies for Isla de la Juventud on Saturday Sept 13. We have already secured substantial quantities of clothing and footwear,some matresses and other items. we will be looking to round up, kitchen wares,and utensils, household items, as well as linens, pillows, towels and personal care products ( ie: soap, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes); tools for cleaning up (rakes shovels etc) as well as hammers, crow bars, saws, trowels, nails , drills and various supplies. We are awaiting direction on the kinds of construction materials that are required, and will assist there to a limited extent.The tools, linens and construction materials that we do not receive, we will purchase. Any and all monetary donations received will go to purchase needed materials, and the foundation will pay the ground transportation and shipping costs.


We have already rerouted a quantity of clothing and footwear from our last container which is in transit to Havana, to the victims on the island. The assistance is needed now, and any donations need to be made immediately if we are to assist these unfortunate people when they need it most.

(This courtesy a forum post on TripAdvisor.com, one of the internet's single best websites, whether you're looking for a hotel one town over or heading to Hong Kong.)

Also, the International Red Cross is active in both Cuba and Haiti and has put out an appeal for funds. At this page, you can donate online and direct your donation to "Cuba Hurricane Season" or "Haiti Hurricane Season" among many other causes.

(Update: Thanks to Mary Ellen, who noticed the link to the International Red Cross donation page wasn't working. I've been having trouble all week with posting links in blogger - not sure why but thanks to those who have caught the problem links and pointed them out. The Red Cross link is now fixed; scroll down a screen to the donation form where you can choose the disaster to send your donation to. [Isn't that something? "Choose your disaster"? O, lord, what a world.])

ronnie

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2 Comments:

Blogger Xtreme English said...

rats! i clicked the link for donating online, and it said "page not found"

9:39 PM  
Anonymous m.e. said...

thanks, Ronnie....Oxfam is accepting donations for Cuba, also:

http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2008-09-12/oxfam-relief-efforts-cuba-hurricanes

3:36 AM  

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